Prakirtana, Prakīrtana: 8 definitions


Prakirtana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prakirtana in Purana glossary
Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Prakīrtana (प्रकीर्तन) is singing in chorus.

Purana book cover
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakirtana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakīrtana (प्रकीर्तन).—

1) Proclaiming, announcing.

2) Praising, extolling, lauding.

-nā Mentioning, naming.

Derivable forms: prakīrtanam (प्रकीर्तनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prakīrtana (प्रकीर्तन).—i. e. pra-kṛ10t + ana, n. Reciting, praising, Mārk. P. 19, 13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prakīrtana (प्रकीर्तन).—[neuter] announcing, proclaiming; [feminine] ā mentioning, naming.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Prakīrtana (प्रकीर्तन):—[=pra-kīrtana] [from pra-kīrt] n. announcing, proclaiming, extolling, praising, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) Prakīrtanā (प्रकीर्तना):—[=pra-kīrtanā] [from pra-kīrtana > pra-kīrt] f. mentioning, naming, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

[Sanskrit to German]

Prakirtana in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakirtana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prakīrtana (ಪ್ರಕೀರ್ತನ):—

1) [noun] a proclaiming or announcing.

2) [noun] a praising or being praised.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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